Creative Metal Beads

  • Instructor: Dana Cassara
  • March 10, 2019
  • Sunday, 10:00 - 5:00
  • Class Fee: $145

Beads are among the oldest and most treasured jewelry objects in human history. Fabricating hollow metal objects is a vital lesson in basic jewelry making and beads are an excellent way to learn some fundamentals. In this class students will become familiar with a variety of fundamental jewelry making tools including a disc cutter and dapping block, to make round domed beads, and a rolling mill to create fantastic and surprising textures. Basic hand skills like filing and drilling will be practiced as well as lessons in soldering hollow objects. Time permitted students will have the opportunity to explore other beads shapes, after all a bead does not have to be round! No experience necessary. Basic materials included

Prerequisites:
  • none
Materials Included:
  • -Copper, brass and sterling silver sheet to make a variety of beads
    -20g sterling silver wire to make ear wires for earrings
Students May Bring:
  • -Additional 24g sterling sheet metal to work with (available in studio store)
    -Something to roller print like fabric, ribbon, lace, leaves anything that might make an interesting impression in metal.